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Aberdein, John Eric

King’ s College Chapel; Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Roll of Honour

Biographical

Surname(s)Aberdein
First name(s)John Eric
Date of birth08 November 1916
Family detailsSon of John James Aberdein and Ellen Aberdein, husband of Mona Lawley Aberdein, of Crewe, Cheshire.
Previous educationNorth Manchester Municipal High School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1935-1938
Dept / courseFaculty of Sciences
QualificationsB.Sc.
Military unitRoyal Corps of Signals, 18th Div. Signals:
Service number2344407
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death13/07/1943
Age at death26
Rank at deathSignalman
Cause of deathDied P.o.W. Camp, Thailand
Commemoration(s)Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
NotesLetter from his father to King’ s College, 13.02.1951. He stated that while his son was in Singapore pending dispersal the visionaries there founded a College and his son was appointed a Lecturer which reflected credit on the teaching at Kings College. For his pupils he had high ranking Officers down to privates. He proved to be most effective and was highly commended by everybody for his happy style and courtesy which he extended to all.
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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